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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:25 pm 
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Got a few sound clips, they're not great but you get the idea.

Quick launch, car was over revving due to no limiter, so had to snatch second early and it bogged down.


Shitty flyby


In car, not much to see as its a sound clip excuse the filthy windscreen. Covered in bugs from B road blasts.


Enjoy,

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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Nice work mate. Sounds and looks very good! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:01 pm 
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Cheers marc!

Managed to borrow a set of 90mm stacks from a friend with jenveys to see if i could broaden the power band a bit, it is/was really good anyway. It wasn't particularly peaky but it definitely had a more up top than below.
 
My stacks were 50mm so i've added another 40mm to the total intake length.
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I am yet to take it for a proper run, but from the brief drive i had in it, it definitely has more mid range, however it seemed to die of a little up top. Shall do some more testing and see what happens.

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My god they just look so cool, makes me miss my escort

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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Hows it going bro, you managed to take her for a good ol drive yet...
Are you happy with it?

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Been busy recently so haven't done too much with it. However, I bought another two ns2rs and got them fitted today and local jap meet tomorrow so it'll be on the run ;).

Main circuit on the carbs is spot on, it's just the idle circuit that needs work, gunna focus on that over the next 2 weeks. Definitely happy with it though! Goes so much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:52 pm 
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Looking awesome Lee you've made huge amounts of progress keep up the good work dude!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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Thanks Ethan, I'm getting there man!

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:19 pm 
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Yo!

Not much happened with the civic recently other than boring stuff like doing a wheel bearing and getting it aligned. However i took it to Retro rides gathering which wasn't bad other than the weather as it was WET! Other than that it was a good day out.

Mine and sams civic on the CRX-UK stand, big thanks to Mark for sorting the stand passes.
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This picture made me realise i should probably loose the rear 'Honda' 'GL' stickers as they're a bit worn out, the plates need changing as they're fucked. I have new ones but laziness kicked in!
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I also finally found some full radius stacks for a reasonable price, however i had to get them all the way from Australia -_-, fortunately they are two piece with the spinning and the base being separate which means i could probably use ITGs bare spinnings in future which is fortunate.
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They're really good quality they just need shortening as they're 15mm too long. Civics not wanting for much recently as really everything has been changed or done which feels good, focusing on driving it more! However there is always bits to do, one thing i need is a straight front bumper support bar to sort my wavey bumper which has hacked me off since day 1! I am also gunna upgrade the front lower arm bushes to spherical bearings as the increased castor has worn the poly bushes due to them binding up a little bit.

Tis all for now!

Lee.

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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Loving this. Good old out of the box thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Thanks stu :)

Finally got my stacks shortened and fitted, when i received the black spinnings they had a few marks where packaging wasn't good enough and they got knocked about in transit. Forotunately EFI hardware sent me out another set of spinnings but as i didn't wanna wait and the only finish they had in stock at the time was a 'raw' finish i went with those. Gave them to a mate who works for a machine shop to shorten them he also did me a favour and polished them quick on the lathe too :).
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Got them fitted, look great in the bay and while the performance increase is not noticeable if there is one at all, i've always been an every little helps type of guy, so it made sense to search for full radius stacks.
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Also my PCI front LCA bearings came too, this is to stop the bushes binding up with the amount of caster i'm running, i've got a spare set of arms just need to press them in.
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Cars due an oil change so will sort that in due time, could also do with the valve clearances checking as the cam will be fully run in by now, other than that i'm enjoying it before summer ends and winter arrives.

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:47 pm 
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Evening all,

Been busy enjoying the car and haven't had much to post back untill now, with the weather getting worse im driving the car less and less but i booked a trackday so it would finally do what i built the car for. However it needed a little maintenance before heading out so a few weekends ago i set about doing the valve clearances and have it an oil change.
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Then today i set out for the trackday, it was at Abingdon airfield which is great for me as its only 45mins drive from my house. Was a great day out and the car performed really well, but i focused mainly on learning the track and the car. Took a few snaps and a shitty video with a cheap 'GoPro' o borrowed from a mate, the camera performed S*!t all day and only managed to capture 3/4s of one lap.

When we arrived in the morning it rained heavily for two hours, which in the end i was quite glad about as it have me a chance to drive the car hard in the wet which i don't normally do.

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By the afternoon the track was fully dry and i got more comfortable driving the car at speed and with the track, i found a few things i'd like to do in the future like a proper fixed bucket, diff and some extra gauges to keep any eyes on things.
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Overall i thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back at Abingdon or maybe somewhere else close as soon as i can be, the car performed great and really feels at home on track, hopefully next time i can push it a little harder and start to learn the upper limits of the car as i was still a bit tentative on the brakes so i know they have more in them.

Here's a shitty video of one lap, was my first one for that 'session' so i took it easy on the first few corners


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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Evening all,

Not much in the way of upgrades of as recent as ive been saving to buy a house. I've managed to stretch to a few jets and a water temp gauge to keep a close eye on my water temps on track as the stock clocks were saying it was getting quite hot at Abingdon.

A few jetting changes to the idle circuit, also swapped some larger mains in to try and bring the mixture down a bit at mid revs as it was a little lean.
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Also bought a motamec water temp gauge thought i'd try it as it was relatively cheap and has a stepper motor of which are supposed to be more accurate. Plus they are UK based so after sales support if necessary should be less painful. Got a loom sorted with cable braid and heat shrink to tie in with all the other auxillary looms in the car.
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I also managed to get on a track day a Brands Hatch. Was a great day out and Jonny and Joe F were there too. Jonny with his 16.16 and joe in his e30 estate.

It was wet for the first half of the morning and dried out towards lunch, but then rained lightly for the whole afternoon, so i got a good mix of wet and dry weather driving again giving me a chance to learn more about the car. It was a good track and surprisingly technical.

Jonny and Joe lining up for sighting laps.
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The car shortly after arrival i ran the team dynamics and nankang NS2rs in the morning and AD08s on my enkies in the afternoon to make a comparison on the two.
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The nankangs got nicely scrubbed in the mornings sessions out.
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Got the AD08s on in the afternoon, unfortunately due to the rain i couldn't make a fair comparison so i'll have to give it a go next time and hope for good weather.
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Got some pro pics too, which was good as i haven't really got any 'proper' pictures of the car just phone pictures all the time.
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Also put my GoPro to good use and took a little footage...

A quick flyby


Some rear end traction loss


One of my early sessions in the morning, with the above mishap ending it. Was still driving tentatively as i was still learning the lines of the track especially the last 2 corners as they were both quite slippy.


That's about it for now. Next is a fixed bucket seat for me as the recaro isn't supportive enough on track, i find my self moving around a lot it doesn't help that the car is so tough to steer with all the alignment changes, quick rack etc but its necessary. Then later on in the year i shall rebuild my box with new bearings and syncros and get a proper plated Mfactory diff so i can really get some good traction out of the corners.

Cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: Lee4391s GL Build.
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Do you have Nankang NS2-R? Which coumpound? Are you satisfied with them? I am thinking about buying them, when I kill my Federal RSR's


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